Space technology is technology[->0] that is related to entering, and retrieving objects or life forms from space[->1].
Space Technology is helping us to understand what is beyond Earth. It has already helped us a great deal and we are always discovering more because of it. If we didn’t have space technology we might still think that the Earth is flat.
“Every day” technologies such as weather forecasting[->2], remote sensing[->3], GPS[->4] systems, satellite television[->5], and some long distance communications systems critically rely on space infrastructure. Of sciences astronomy[->6] and Earth sciences[->7] (via remote sensing[->8]) most notably benefit from space technology.
Computers[->9] and telemetry[->10] were once leading edge technologies that might have been considered “space technology” because of their criticality to boosters[->11] and spacecraft[->12]. They existed prior to the Space Race[->13] of the Cold War[->14] (between the USSR and the USA.) but their development was vastly accelerated to meet the needs of the two major superpowers’ space programs. While still used today in spacecraft and missiles[->15], the more prosaic applications such as remote monitoring (via telemetry) of patients, water plants, highway conditions, etc. and the widespread use of computers far surpasses their space applications in quantity and variety of application.
Space is such an alien environment that attempting to work in it requires new techniques and knowledge. New technologies originating with or accelerated by space-related endeavors are often subsequently exploited in other economic activities. This has been widely pointed to as beneficial by space advocates and enthusiasts[who?[->16]] favoring the investment of public funds in space activities and programs. Political opponents[who?[->17]] counter that it would be far cheaper to develop specific technologies directly if they are beneficial and scoff at this justification for public expenditures on space-related research.[citation needed[->18]]
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Pakistan, China to boost cooperation in space technology
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China have agreed to promote cooperation in space technology. Both countries have agreed to launch joint research and development ventures in intelligence gatherings from space.
Pakistan and China have also agreed to replace current communication satellite PAKSAT-1 with Paksat-1R which will be launched on Aug. 14, 2011.
Developing countries must be allowed equal access to outer space. outer space must be used rationally and peacefully. The peaceful uses of outer space provided a powerful tool for furthering the well-being of humanity and the Earth’s environment. Space applications were fundamental tools for bringing sustainable development throughout the world. The beneficial uses of outer space, including strengthening communications infrastructures, disaster management, education, agriculture, environmental protection and natural resource management, had enormous relevance for human development.
The use of outer space must benefit all of mankind, especially the developing countries. The use of outer space could contribute to the establishment of communications infrastructures for early warning systems, and mitigate the effects of natural disasters. Efforts must be increased so that the benefits of space science and technology were felt by all countries, including the dissemination of satellite-based data and teaching assistance and training in institutional capabilities. It was also necessary to build on successful regional experiences in developing outer space technologies and to step up support for national institutions carrying out programmes on space science and technology.
The Information Technology Revolution is probably the most important force shaping communities today. While some of the key forces behind the IT revolution are universal, the impacts on any given community will be unique, depending on its individual make up, economic structure, attributes and responses. Technology proves us with the ability to create, process and store information. (Martin 1995, p ...
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